The Resource Across the waves : how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio, Derek W Vaillant

Across the waves : how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio, Derek W Vaillant

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Across the waves : how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio
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Across the waves
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how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio
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Derek W Vaillant
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eng
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  • "In 1931, the United States and France embarked on a broadcasting partnership built around radio. Over time, the transatlantic sonic alliance came to personify and to shape American-French relations in an era of increased global media production and distribution. Drawing on a broad range of American and French archives, Derek Vaillant joins textual and aural materials with original data analytics and maps to illuminate U.S.-French broadcasting's political and cultural development. Vaillant focuses on the period from 1931 until France dismantled its state media system in 1974. His analysis examines mobile actors, circulating programs, and shifting governmental and other institutions shaping international radio's use in times of war and peace. He explores the extraordinary achievements, the miscommunications and failures, and the limits of cooperation between America and France as they shaped a new media environment. Throughout, Vaillant explains how radio's power as an instantaneous mass communications tool produced, legitimized, and circulated various notions of states, cultures, ideologies, and peoples as superior or inferior"--
  • "This book is the first comparative history of 20th-century U.S.-French radio broadcasting and its consequences for cultural politics and international/global communication. As U.S. electronics firms raced into Europe, a succession of French governments cautiously participated in U.S.-French broadcast experiments. The first "transatlantics" revealed disparate national visions of radio's place in the emerging international/global arena. During World War II, however, and continuing into the Cold War years, U.S.-French broadcasting and statecraft wove tightly together, with tangible consequences for how Americans and the French learned to listen to each other. Radio became a projection space of U.S.-French national identity and difference, shaping culture and politics in an international/global media age. This book studies the period from 1931--when live, two-way programs first linked Paris and New York--to 1974, when France disassembled its state media system and the curtain fell on almost a half century of close and continuing radio association. This book uses extensive research in U.S. and French archives to analyze the work of transnational cooperative enterprises, notably among them an initiative to bring a torrent of French-produced, English-language content onto U.S. airwaves after World War II. It shows how a mobile cohort of U.S. and French nationals and expatriates created radio's transnational/global technical structures and aesthetic possibilities, and analyzes how different aesthetic aims and technical systems shaped cultural politics between us. This book brings the history of radio squarely into scholarly conversations about the root formations and tendencies of contemporary global media"--
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Vaillant, Derek
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PN1991.3.U6
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non fiction
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History of communication
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  • Radio broadcasting
  • Radio broadcasting
  • United States
  • France
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Radio broadcasting
  • France
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
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Across the waves : how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio, Derek W Vaillant
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780252050015
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2017047254
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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22573/ctt1wrpp4x
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  • (OCoLC)1005186255
  • (OCoLC)on1005186255
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Across the waves : how the United States and France shaped the international age of radio, Derek W Vaillant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252050015
Lccn
2017047254
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1wrpp4x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005186255
  • (OCoLC)on1005186255

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